The torrential rain caused inundation in satellite cities around Jakarta on February 5 (Photo Reuters/VNA)

Jakarta (VNA)
– Thousands of residents in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta have been evacuated due to flooding though the levels of rivers swollen by the release of water from a reservoir upstream have been dropping, according to Jakarta’s governor.

The torrential rain caused inundation in satellite cities around Jakarta on February 5. Especially, landslides in Bogor city left eight people missing.

At least 12 areas in Jakarta along with over 4,300 city dwellers were affected.

Indonesia’s Ministry of Social Affairs reported that 3,100 residents and 831 households in low-lying areas were evacuated to shelters.

Minister Idrus Marham said some tents and public kitchens were set up in some areas right on February 6 night while the logistics support has also been carried out in several regions in East Jakarta.

On February 6, the water level in South Jakarta went up to 175cm, submerging some districts such as Tebet Kebon Baru, Pasar Minggu, and Village Banka.

On the previous day, the Jakarta Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) warned locals of possible floods and called them to stay ready to cope with.-VNA